From understanding comes strength
National 4 Drama SQA information:
National 5 Drama SQA information:
Higher Drama SQA information:
Advanced Higher Drama SQA information:
In the Senior Phase at all levels we continue to build on pupils’ prior learning and experiences in Drama skills and production skills. All courses provide more scope for personalisation and choice, expression and skills development.
We continue to use the methodologies from Broad General Education but with more emphasis on independent learning and group work. This leads to more successful learners. Pupils are also expected to evaluate to a much higher degree.
At all levels, courses and units are internally assessed within the Drama department, subject to SQA verification and quality assurance. The final examination for National 5 and Higher Drama entails are practical exam to a Visiting SQA Assessor and an externally assessed question paper. At Advanced Higher Drama level the final examination is a combination of a practical exam to a Visiting SQA Assessor and an externally examined dissertation.
Performance evenings to invited audiences are completed at all certificate levels.
Senior Phase (4th-
Fortnight beginning 2nd October 2017
Drama Skills Unit Assessment -
Fortnight beginning 27th November 2017
Production Skills Unit Assessment -
SQA Final Practical exam anytime between
Week beginning 26th March 2018 National 4 Added Value Unit performances
SQA Drama question papers:
Higher (Friday 1st June 1300-
National 5 (Thursday 1st June 1300-
Advanced Higher Drama dissertation deadlines:
11th October 2017 Initial ideas for dissertation handed in
30th November 2017 1st draft of dissertation handed in
19th February 2018 2nd draft of dissertation handed in
12th March 2018 3rd draft of dissertation handed in
23rd April 2018 final submission
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